We invite you to consider being a part of the fun and exciting ministry of Camp Hopewell. The mission of Hopewell is to foster community that enables one and all to experience the love and wonder of God in the natural beauty of God's creation. We seek sincere Christians who desire to share Christ and Godly values by example and teaching. Camp Hopewell is a ministry of St. Andrew Presbytery
of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
. We are also accredited by the American Camp Association
and follow the standards of this association to the highest degree.
Working at Hopewell has been meaningful to previous staff and can be so for you as well. You will find this a time when you can grow in your faith and relationship with God. You will develop or sharpen skills in working with people that will be valuable in any future vocation. Some previous staff members have found new direction and clarity for their lives while working at Hopewell. Life-long friendships are developed among campers and staff while at Hopewell.
The work is challenging and the standards high. At times you may experience fear of failure but you will find encouragement from people who know that mistakes are excellent opportunities to learn. Within approved guidelines and safety standards, you will be privileged to help children and youth in their spiritual growth.
Working with campers from ages 6 through 16, you will develop parenting skills that will serve you well when/if you have children of your own. You will develop and practice leadership and communication skills that will be useful throughout life. Because of human nature, conflicts will arise between campers and among staff, so you will gain experience in problem solving and conflict resolution. Through all the challenges you face at camp you will find yourself supported by people with Christian compassion.
A number of staff members have received 2-4 hours of college course credit for their work at camp. The Directors will be happy to work with you and your professors to make an "Independent Study" course possible. Check with your school to determine course requirements.
Questions about being a part of our summer camp staff? Please email Allyson Ashmore at email@example.com